MOULTRIE — A would-be landlord nixed a potential tenant moving into a Highway 111 residence after a pool table was stolen from that house and he named her as a suspect in the theft.
The dispute began with Trey Weeks, of the 1300 block of Highway 111, reporting Wednesday that the pool table had been stolen from a rental property, Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office reports said. He told police that Jennifer Sanders, the prospective tenant, was the only person who knew the pool table was inside the house.
On Thursday, Sanders, of the 1800 block of Tillman Road, Doerun, reported that she had paid a $450 deposit and that Weeks was refusing to let her move into the residence. She said that she did not take the pool table.
She also said that he refuses to return the $450 she paid as the deposit, a remark that a deputy overheard, sheriff’s reports said.
A witness who lives across Highway 111 from the rental property told police that she had not seen Sanders at the residence while Weeks was not there, and that other people knew about the pool table.
Sheriff’s reports said that an investigation revealed that the back door of the residence was not secured at the time of the theft.
Weeks was not able to immediately give an estimate of the value of the pool table.
No charges were made in the incident.
In other thefts
• Katrease Scott, 700 block Third Avenue Southeast, reported Thursday that a PlayStation 3 game console valued at $300 was stolen in a burglary of her residence.
• Evelyn Hardin, 1200 block Fifth Avenue Southeast, reported Thursday the theft of two lawn chairs valued at $20.
Hardin told police that a man recently has been taking a short cut through her yard, even after she told him not to come onto her property.
• Southland Wood Recycling, 314 Eighth St. N.E., reported Wednesday the theft of three vehicles, including a Mack R-600 truck and a Toyota, with a total value of $500.
• David Lee Williams, 26, 1515 Fourth Ave. N.E. Apt. K-2, was charged Thursday with possession of marijuana and theft by shoplifting.
Williams is accused of selecting several DVDs while inside Wal-Mart, 641 Veterans Parkway S., taking them over to the shoe section and discarding the theft alert cases from the DVDs inside a shoe box in the shoe section.
Police said that when Williams was brought back inside the store an employee found the empty cases and an old pair of shoes in the box. Williams left wearing the new pair of shoes he replaced with his old ones, police said.
• Juan Jose Sebastian, 44, 322 Circle Road, was charged Thursday with no driver’s license and violation of windshield specifications.
• John Skyler Cole, 21, 183 Royal Road, was charged Thursday with simple battery.
• Jeremiah Lee Williams, 37, 622 Second Ave. N.E., was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.
• Percy Crawford, 38, 889 Jonah Tillman Road, was charged Thursday with no driver’s license and open container violation.
• Aaron Ray Jamerson, 27, 230 Overlook Drive, was charged Thursday with driving with suspended license and speeding.
• Lena Michelle Tucker, 41, 172 Lewis Road, was charged Friday with driving while license withdrawn and expired registration.
• David Cole Hinson, 22, 357 C.O. Kennedy Road, was charged Thursday with battery.
• Ramon Rivera, 37, 182 Sleepy Bear Road, Norman Park, was charged Thursday with driving while license withdrawn, failure to obey traffic control device and seat belt violation.
• James Patrick Harper, 33, 1042 Crow St., Coolidge, was charged Thursday with criminal trespass.
• Karen Sola, Fayetteville, N.C., reported Thursday that more than $1,000 in purchases had been made with the credit card of her father, Gerald Tillman, 67, of Moultrie.
• Dennis Newvine, 400 block Fred Webb Road, reported Thursday that someone used his personal identification to make charges of more than $1,000 in Canada.
• April Spence, Moultrie, reported Thursday that a traffic citation was issued to someone using her name in Cook County.
Spence told police that she received a letter from a court official there, but that she has not been ticketed in Cook County. She said that she lost her driver’s license in the past.
• Reyna Corado, 500 block Willow Drive, reported Thursday that two female juvenile relatives assaulted her.
Officers spoke to the two children at their respective schools and determined that no criminal charges were warranted, sheriff’s reports said.
• Jamal Lee, Moultrie, reported that a car collided with a bus in the parking lot at Southwest Georgia Community Action Center after a juvenile apparently released the brake on a truck.
Lee told police that while driving west on First Avenue Southeast he saw a 2008 Ford LGT truck rolling toward the 2006 Freightliner school bus and then three apparent male juveniles running from the scene.
The truck had slight damage to a tail light, and the bus had slight damage to the rear bumper and tail gate.